Northampton COVID-19 cases rise

Published 5:59 pm Friday, April 10, 2020

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JACKSON – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Northampton County.

As of 4 p.m. on Friday (April 10), the Northampton County Health Department reported 61 cases. That number reflects 21 new cases over a one-week period.

“Currently, the majority of all cases continue to have only mild symptoms with many being asymptomatic. Eight out of the 61 cases have been deemed recovered. Further testing has been done and individual results are pending,” Northampton health officials posted Friday afternoon on their Facebook page.

They added that the four newest cases (up from 57 on April 9) are in isolation and doing well.

As of 11 a.m. on April 10, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 3,908 cases and 74 deaths statewide.

Like Northampton, other Roanoke-Chowan counties have not been immune from the virus. The number of confirmed cases in Bertie County also continues to rise, up to 12 as of Friday, double the amount from one week ago.

Gates County’s cases also doubled (from two to four).

Hertford County’s cases remain at four.

As of Friday, there have been two local deaths attributed to COVID-19, one each in Bertie and Hertford counties.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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